Tuesday, October 19, 2010
NaNoWriMo Is Almost Here
While I wait for November First, I have been making more notes about my characters and attempting to name them. You'll notice that I said 'attempting'. Normally, I have a lot of fun naming my characters but nothing is gelling for me this go around. There are a few names I like but nothing that is making me feel the connection between character and name. It's actually rather like naming children. Obviously not nearly as important but there does have to be a click and a sense of familiarity in the naming process. For those who have ever named a child - does this scenario sound familiar?
"How about the name Charles?"
"There was a dude named Charles in my high school Geometry class."
"So, we all called him upChuck, like barf."
"Gross. No to Charles."
Yes, this is exactly the type of conversation my husband and I had while naming our children. And yes, it's a very similar thing that goes through my head while naming characters. So, while I'm anxious for NaNo to start; I'm glad I still have some time to figure out my names.